January 21

Migrant Returnees Turn to Mobile Money in Sudan

To get around the shortage of cash in Sudan, Africa’s largest mobile operator MTN has partnered with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to enable returning migrants to use its mobile money service MoMo to re-establish their livelihoods in the country.

An IOM pilot project will allow up to 2,000 returnees starting small businesses to select their own suppliers paid through MoMo.

“Economic reintegration is one of the key elements to sustainable return, and MoMo is an innovative way of delivering it,” said Andrew Gray, head of migration management and development at IOM Sudan.

Sudan presents a complex and diverse migration profile as a source, transit and destination country at the centre of multiple migration routes and is host to several migrant populations.

Photo courtesy of Internews Europe.

Source: ReliefWeb (link opens in a new window)

digital finance, migrants